“Finden” – Conjugation of the German Verb

Le verbe allemand “finden” (to find) is a common and versatile verb used in various contexts. Its conjugation across different grammatical tenses allows for precise communication in German. Let’s look into the conjugation of “finden” à différents temps.


Temps présent

Au présent, “finden” est conjugué comme suit :

Ich finde (I find)
Du findest (You find)
Er/sie/es findet (He/she/it finds)
Wir finden (We find)
Ihr findet (You all find)
Sie finden (They find)


Le passé simple

In the simple past tense, the conjugation of “finden” changes slightly:

Ich fand (I found)
Du fandest (You found)
Er/sie/es fand (He/she/it found)
Wir fanden (We found)
Ihr fandet (You all found)
Sie fanden (They found)


Le futur

To express the future tense, German uses the present tense of “werden” (to become) followed by the infinitive of the main verb, “finden” in this case:

Ich werde finden (I will find)
Du wirst finden (You will find)
Er/sie/es wird finden (He/she/it will find)
Wir werden finden (We will find)
Ihr werdet finden (You all will find)
Sie werden finden (They will find)


Temps du présent parfait

Le présent parfait en allemand est formé à l'aide du verbe auxiliaire “haben” (avoir) ou “sein” (to be) combined with the past participle of the main verb, “gefunden” (found) for “finden”:

Ich habe gefunden (I have found)
Du hast gefunden (You have found)
Er/sie/es hat gefunden (He/she/it has found)
Wir haben gefunden (We have found)
Ihr habt gefunden (You all have found)
Sie haben gefunden (They have found)


Passé composé

The past perfect tense, also known as the pluperfect, is formed similarly to the present perfect tense but using the past tense of “haben” ou “sein” with the past participle of “finden”:

Ich hatte gefunden (I had found)
Du hattest gefunden (You had found)
Er/sie/es hatte gefunden (He/she/it had found)
Wir hatten gefunden (We had found)
Ihr hattet gefunden (You all had found)
Sie hatten gefunden (They had found)


Le futur parfait

The future perfect tense indicates an action that will have been completed by a certain point in the future. It is formed with the future tense of “haben” ou “sein” followed by the past participle of “finden”:

Ich werde gefunden haben (I will have found)
Du wirst gefunden haben (You will have found)
Er/sie/es wird gefunden haben (He/she/it will have found)
Wir werden gefunden haben (We will have found)
Ihr werdet gefunden haben (You all will have found)
Sie werden gefunden haben (They will have found)


Humeur conditionnelle

In the conditional mood, the conjugation of “finden” is as follows:

Ich würde finden (I would find)
Du würdest finden (You would find)
Er/sie/es würde finden (He/she/it would find)
Wir würden finden (We would find)
Ihr würdet finden (You all would find)
Sie würden finden (They would find)


Mood subjonctif

The subjunctive mood in German expresses uncertainty, wish, or hypothetical situations. The conjugation of “finden” in the subjunctive mood is:

Ich fände (I would find)
Du fändest (You would find)
Er/sie/es fände (He/she/it would find)
Wir fänden (We would find)
Ihr fändet (You all would find)
Sie fänden (They would find)



The imperative mood is used to give commands or orders. The conjugation of “finden” in the imperative mood is:

Find(e) (Find!)
Findet (Find! – for addressing multiple people)